The President’s Shadow is the third installment in Brad Meltzer’s thriller fiction Culper Ring series. The books explore the deep, dark secrets of the US government’s National Archive in Washington DC through Beecher White’s investigations. Want to find out more and win a copies of the books plus a $25 Visa gift card? Find out more below!
It seemed like an appropriately authorly technique to start this post by reminiscing about my first memory of the iconic character Snow White. The thing is, my memory sucks.
I do vaguely recall sitting in my childhood bedroom and playing with seven dwarf figures that my parents bought for me on one of our first trips to Disney World. The dwarfs weren’t very exciting—just frozen hunks of painted plastic with no articulation.
My first clear recollection of the lady herself was actually a parody from the 1980 comedy 9 to 5, in which three fed-up co-workers, played by Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda, enact revenge on their sexist boss, Franklin Hart, played by Dabney Coleman. In one memorable dream sequence, the three ladies get high and share their wild fantasies for killing Hart. In Tomlin’s story, she assumes the role of a chipper Snow White, complete with animated birds and fairy tale music. Tomlin plays the scene with the perfect amount of wicked glee and tongue-in-cheek innocence as she poisons Hart’s coffee. The scene not only played with the notion of a male-dominated workplace, but also the role of the stereotypical passive fairy tale princess.
Mike Myler, game designer and writer, returns to our podcast to talk about his project, Veranthea Codex. This is a Pathfinder compatible campaign setting full of adventures, awesome original characters and player options and a world that has been brewing inside Mike’s brain for years and years. Listen now and don’t forget to visit the website and check out their Kickstarter campaign.
In this episode, the Lady Geeks spoke with the creative team behind the webcomic, The Concrete World — writer, Gavin Hignight and artist, James Emmett. We talk about the force behind the comic and Gavin even drops some new news! Then we slowly started geeking out about horror, sci-fi, Doctor Who, X-Men and all sorts of things. Take a listen and then check out The Concrete World!
We talk to game writer, Mike Myler, who is representing from AdventureaWeek.com, a subscription based website that provides D&D and RPG Pathfinder compatible adventures. We chat about RPGs, writing for them and their successful Kickstarter for Rise of the Drow. We asked a bajillion questions and Mike tells us how he got into writing for games and what gets him excited about the industry as a creative person.
Marie Lu returns to the podcast after wrapping up her first book trilogy: Legend, Prodigy and Champion. Listen as we discuss her writing methods, characters and upcoming projects. Also, Team Thomas never falters!